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    Saint Patrick's day

    March, 17th


    > Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, was born into either a Scottish or English family in the fourth century. He was kidnapped as a teenager by a man called Niall of the Nine Hostages. Niall later became a King of Ireland. Patrick died on March 17th in the year 461 at the age of 76. There are several monuments to him in Ireland, though it is unknown exactly which grave his remains are actually in.

    > St Patrick's Day is The National Day in Ireland. Irish people around the world celebrate their national Saint by wearing only green, the colour of Ireland, and by parading in the streets.


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